How to reset Xiaomi: You have just bought a new smartphone and have decided to partially reimburse the expense by selling your old one Xiaomi. Thankfully you have already found a buyer interested in the phone, but now you need to return the device to its factory state and you don’t know how to proceed. That’s the way it is, am I right? Then don’t worry, I can help you.
In the course of the next few lines, in fact, I will help you understand how to reset a Xiaomi whether it is a phone equipped with the MIUI operating system or a smartphone supplied with the basic version and without Android customizations.
So what are you waiting for to get started? Take a few minutes of free time for yourself, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on the subject: I am sure that, at the end of reading this guide, you will have acquired the necessary skills to succeed, without problems, in the undertaking that you set out for yourself. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good work!
How to reset Xiaomi smartphone
The steps required to return a Xiaomi smartphone to its factory state are far from difficult. Before proceeding, however, keep in mind that the operation will go to erase the entire contents of the device memory and, in some cases, even what resides on the microSD. Therefore, if they contain important data, be sure to back up everything (as I will explain in more detail shortly) and extract the cellular microSD, even before doing anything.
Having made this necessary recommendation, let’s get down to business. In the following sections of the guide, I am going to explain how to proceed both on devices with ROM MIUI, that is the variant of Android customized by Xiaomi, which on device Android One, that is, equipped with a “smooth” version of the Google operating system.
If it is your intention to understand how to reset Xiaomi Redmi Note and all the other smartphones produced by the big Chinese and equipped with MIUI ROM, then this is the section of the tutorial for you.
Before proceeding with the factory data reset of the device (which, I remind you, involves the complete deletion of personal files on the device), I recommend that you make a backup of the data relating to the operating system, which you can restore in a second moment.
If your smartphone is equipped with a relatively recent version of MIUI (from 10 onwards), you can make a backup of the data using the appropriate system function: to do this, access the Settings of the phone, by tapping on thegear located on the Home screen, go to the section System info and tap on the box / item Backup and restore. At this point, touch the item Local backups, enter the unlock code of the device and tap on the item Backup, to confirm the willingness to proceed.
Following this operation, a backup copy of SMS, contacts, call log, system app data and third-party app data will be created within the device memory, precisely in the folder MIUI Backup AllBackup.
Finally, connect the smartphone to the computer via cable and copy the contents of the directory mentioned above, in a safe place; remember, at this juncture, to make a backup copy also of photos, videos and personal data (unless you are using Google Photos to automatically upload them to the cloud), copying the folders concerned in the computer memory: for example, you will It is useful to know that the photos and videos captured with the camera are stored in the folder DCIM.
To make a backup of your device settings, you can use Xiaomi Cloud and of Google: after reaching the screen for Backup and restore, tap on the item Xiaomi Cloud and tap the button Synchronize, to update the current settings; if applicable, follow the instructions given to you to create a new Mi Cloud account.
Once this is done, return to the screen of Backup and restore, tap on the item Backup my data and move up ON the voice lever Enable Backup; if necessary, follow the on-screen instructions to configure theGoogle account on which to save.
After securing all the data, you can finally proceed with restoring the device: to do so, go to the section Settings> System Info> Factory Reset of MIUI, tap the button Delete all data / Reset phone located at the bottom and when prompted, enter the unlock code of the device.
At this point, if required, disable the function Find device, responding affirmatively to the warning message proposed and tap the buttons Forward And OK to proceed with the reset of the phone to the factory data: the operation may take a few minutes and, at the end of the same, the phone will restart automatically.
Note: I would like to point out that this procedure is valid, unless there are slight differences in the name of the button menu, also for reset Xiaomi Mi.
Xiaomi phones that are part of the family Android One they run a “pure” version of the operating system, completely devoid of any customization by Xiaomi. Therefore, for reset Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, reset Xiaomi Mi A3 and, in general, to restore the devices belonging to this category to the factory state, it is necessary to follow slightly different instructions from those seen a little while ago.
First, I recommend that you make sure that the data related to contacts, SMS, phone settings, apps (and related customizations) and other similar information are safe on the Google cloud, as the reset operation will erase them.
To make sure, open the Settings of Android, by tapping on thegear resident on the Home screen of the phone, or in the drawer, touch the item Account, tap on your Google profile name and, later, on the voice Account synchronization. At this point, make sure that the levers relating to the data you intend to save are set to ON and, to synchronize everything, touch the button (⋮) at the top right and select the item Synchronize now from the menu that appears.
Once this is done, go back to Settings and proceed with saving the options related to the operating system (wallpapers, alarms, SMS and other customizations of this type): to do this, tap on the item System And Advanced and reach the section Backup. Now, make sure the backup to Google Drive is active by moving to ON the appropriate lever. To save the current data, tap the button Back up now; if, on the other hand, you are interested in knowing what data is stored in the cloud, tap on the wording Backup of [nome telefono].
After saving the Android settings, I strongly recommend that you create a backup of your personal data, storing them on your computer, on an external device, or directly in the cloud; if you do not know how to do it, I refer you to reading my guide dedicated to Android backup, in which I have explained everything to you in great detail.
With your data secure, you are finally ready to reset your device. It then returns back to the screen of the Settings, go to the sections System And Advanced and tap on the item Reset options, which resides within it.
At this point, if you intend to restore only the options relating to the networks (thus going to delete the Wi-Fi networks, the Bluetooth devices and the mobile network settings), touch the item Reset Wi-Fi, mobile data and Bluetooth and tap the button Reset, located on the next screen; if, on the other hand, you want to restore only the app preferences (deactivated apps, deactivated app notifications, default apps, background data limitations and any restrictions on permissions), touch the item instead Reset app preferences and confirms the will to proceed, touching the voice Reset app.
To completely reset the phone and restore it to factory settings (an operation which, I remind you, will involve the total loss of archived data), tap on the item instead Erase all data (factory data reset), scroll down the next screen and tap the button Reset phone. Finally, enter the sequence / code to unlock the device, deactivate the Find My Phone service (if required), then tap the button Reset to start resetting the device, which may take a few minutes.
How to reset Xiaomi Mi Band
You are about to change your smartphone and, for that reason, you need to reset Xiaomi Mi Band to be able to pair it with the new device? No problem. If you own the Mi Band 3 or the Mi Band 4, you can do this directly from the bracelet display.
As? I’ll explain it to you right away. To begin with, activate the screen of the Mi Band, by tapping on it, then make a few swipes up or down, until you reach the item Other, then tap on it and select the item Settings.
Finally, go to the section Restoration and tap on the symbol depicting a checkmark, in order to initiate the reset of the smartband, which may take a few minutes. Following this operation, all information saved in memory (steps traveled, sleep data, heart rate history, training data, etc.) will be deleted.
At the end of the reset procedure, the bracelet will restart and show the message Pair device first / Pair first: it means that the Mi Band is ready to be configured again in the app Fit me for Android And iOS.
If, on the other hand, you have the Mi Band 2, you cannot follow the same procedure, as it does not have “autonomous” functions; in this case, the only way to partially free the memory is to disassociate it from the Mi Fit app (by going to the section Profile of the app and first selecting the first name of the Smart Band and then the button Dissociate twice in a row) and let it download up to 0%until it goes out.
For further information on the restoration procedures dedicated to Mi Band bracelets, I refer you to reading my guide completely dedicated to the subject. If, on the other hand, you are interested in learning more about Mi Fit and the other apps dedicated to Mi Band management, take a look at the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.